2 Peter 2:17-18

2:17 These men are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm, for whom the utter depths of darkness have been reserved. 2:18 For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice, with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error.

tn Although some translations have simply “these” or “these people,” since in v. 14 they are described as having eyes “full of an adulteress,” men are in view.

tn Grk “utter darkness of darkness.” Verse 4 speaks of wicked angels presently in “chains of utter darkness,” while the final fate of the false teachers is a darker place still.

tn Grk “high-sounding words of futility.”

tn Grk “they entice.”

tn Grk “with the lusts of the flesh, with debauchery.”

tn Grk “those.”

tn Or “those who are barely escaping.”

tn Or “deceit.”